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Out of School Hours Care (SMOOSH)

SMOOSH stands for Safe Multicultural Out of School Hours Childcare Centre

South Eastern Community Connect provides a high-quality before- and after-school care service called SMOOSH.

SMOOSH is run on-site at Gardeners Road Public School and Eastlakes Public School.

SMOOSH caters for children from Gardeners Road School and Eastlakes Public School in term time, and all schools are welcome to participate in vacation care.


  • Before school (7am–9am)
  • After school (3pm–6pm)
  • Vacation care (7am–6pm)


Fees (per day)

  • Before school $12
  • After school $18
  • Vacation care $46

You may be eligible for up to 100 per cent child care rebate depending on your income. Check with Centrelink.

Activities at SMOOSH include sport, dance, painting, craft, cooking and music. Breakfast and afternoon tea provided.

Enrolment is necessary before attendance.

Enrolment information

Please contact SMOOSH coordinator Rekkha Moda on 02 8338 9678 (SMOOSH) or 0431 427 176 (SMOOSH mobile).

You can also call SMOOSH @ Eastlakes on 02 9669 5545 for more information on this service.

Vacation Care – Winter 2018

SMOOSH Art and Craft Program

Anyone coming into the Centre lately would have noticed the excellent artworks behind the counter.

All were done at SMOOSH (Safe Multicultural Out Of School Hours) by the children attending.

The SMOOSH art and craft program is varied, with some works organised with instruction by the staff, and many done in their free time.

One of the kids’ favourite activities is ‘Robot Building’, using various recycled materials including cardboard, plastic, styrofoam, or any safe usable materials.

The style and creativity of each work is unique, in an environment where creativity is welcomed and encouraged.

Please come in to see the works when you can.

We try to renew the display every few months.

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